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Literacy Shed - Enhancing Literacy through still & moving image

Enhancing Literacy through still and moving image in your primary school

Friday 7th February, 2020, 9am – 4pm (previously advertised as 9th December 2019)

Harrison Primary School, Fareham

£95 per person (earlybird offer, £110 if booked after May 2019)

Includes lunch



This training day will be led by Rob Smith, Curator of The Literacy Shed

After a successful career as a primary school teacher, Rob Smith has been delivering CPD in the UK and abroad since 2013. He delivers high impact training in order to raise standards in reading and writing through the use of film and image. During his sessions, Rob explores a wealth of still and moving images which range from short films, film trailers, and adverts to documentaries, animations and extracts from Hollywood blockbusters by demonstrating techniques which staff can take away and use in school immediately.


The day includes:


Exploring the benefits of film for reading and writing

Rob will explore a range of still and moving image media, demonstrating their value to the reading and writing process through analysis and questioning. The session will look at how a director’s choice to portray something can be used by teachers to inspire discussions and hook pupils in.


Taking Grammar to the movies

Participants will experience how film can be used in the teaching of grammar. Through discussion and demonstration Rob will share useful activities that use film alongside teacher modelling to enhance the teaching of the grammar curriculum and embed it within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking.


Film story scaffolds

Films tell a story; in this session Rob will demonstrate how the stories told in films can be used as scaffolds to help students create their own narratives. Rob will explain how films can be broken down into scenes and shots and what role each of these has within the narrative.


Setting a good example

Rob will show how film and image can be used to teach writing techniques such as portraying character emotion, building tension and creating atmosphere as well providing a wealth -of content for both fiction and non-fiction writing.


Feedback from previous delegates:

"Best Literacy training in 13 years of my career."

“Never been on a course where so many good ideas are packed into one day!”

“Absolutely fantastic! So many ideas to take away and use. Can’t wait to try them!”

“I’ve seen the website but you’ve given me a hook to hang it on.”


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Places are strictly limited to 30 so early booking is highly recommended.  


Mary Myatt is leading our 2020 Pioneer Leadership Conference - January 17th at Village Hotel, Portsmouth. This event has sold out and joining instructions have been issued to all delegates.